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Building Engineer II

Company: Kidder Mathews
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Founded in 1969, Kidder Mathews ( is the largest, independent commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with more than 900 real estate professionals and staff in 20 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. We offer a complete range of brokerage, property management, appraisal, consulting, and debt & equity finance services for all property types. The firm performs $10.9 billion in transactions, manages over 62 million square feet of space, and conducts over 2,600 appraisals annually. Kidder Mathews is an expanding, dynamic, vibrant and entrepreneurial firm and has been consistently recognized asa "best place to work" in multiple markets on the West Coast. Kidder Mathews Property Management is looking for smart, structured, and highly-motivated individuals. Our compensation is competitive with a full suite of benefits offered. Each office also provides full administrative and technical support in a professional environment Job Summary In partnership with the entire Asset Services Team, the Building Engineer II will work to meet the on-going maintenance demands of the Portfolio to assure a high level of professionalism regarding all Portfolio maintenance requirements, including timely response to and resolution of any tenant or owner requests or concerns. Essential Functions

  • Support the development and implementation of the preventative maintenance program for the portfolio
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and repairs in accordance with license(s) held
  • Perform scheduled inspections; complete and turn in inspection checklist on time
  • Note items on inspection checklist which require additional follow up and communicate with Chief and/or Property Manager
  • Provide feedback to Chief and/or Property Manager regarding needed repairs, special services, etc.
  • Assist/act as lead of other Engineers as requested
  • Read and interpret manuals, constructions drawings, diagrams, and work orders to perform required maintenance and tasks
  • Maintain quality appearance of property to Kidder Mathews and Client's standards
  • Partner with contracted vendors and ensure quality of work performed by them
  • Review/implement and monitor scope of services/specifications for contracted services
  • Assist with development of specifications for contracted services
  • Partner with management to develop specifications for contracted services
  • Respond to and resolve tenant service requests in accordance to license(s) held (e.g. replace ballasts, repair plumbing, etc.)
  • Provide excellent customer service by interacting in a professional and positive manner with clients, vendors, coworkers, etc.
  • Support annual operating and capital budgeting process as requested
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools following all safety practices
  • Maintain a safe, clean work environment by following all safety procedures
  • Be aware of and report any potential safety hazards immediately
  • Report all accidents immediately Other Functions
    • Perform other duties or projects as requested or required Essential Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the competencies (minimum knowledge, skill, and ability) required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education
      • High School diploma or equivalent; valid driver's license, automobile liability insurance and the ability to be covered by our insurer; maintain an O7 card, where applicable EXPERIENCe REQUIRED
        • 5-7 years' experience in commercial building maintenance or related field
        • 5+ years' experience operating relevant computer hardware/software (e.g. HVAC, security, MS Office, Work order system, smart phones, etc.) Required Knowledge
          • Demonstrated working knowledge of typical office building systems (e.g. mechanical, fire and life safety, electrical, HVAC, security systems, plumbing, etc.) Skills and Ability
            • Ability to obtain an employee fidelity bond
            • Good communication and organizational skills. Ability to build relationships with clients, vendors and internal partners
            • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service and mediate difficult client situations
            • Demonstrated ability to speak, write and understand English
            • Professional communication etiquette with good oral and written communication skills
            • Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment and proactively problem solve
            • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task and utilize resources to execute tasks within a deadline-oriented environment
            • Demonstrated initiative and trouble shooting skills
            • Demonstrated ability to use relevant technology including work order system and smart phone
            • Willingness and demonstration of professional development and continual learning
            • Demonstrated ability to follow through and complete tasks
            • Available to work overtime and be on call as needed
            • Professional, clean and neat appearance
            • Ability to provide small hand tools as needed
            • Must have dependable vehicle capable of transporting needed tools/equipment (e.g. ladder, power washer, hand tools, power tools, etc.)
            • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes, loud noise, airborne particles and both hot and cold temperatures. Physical Demands
              • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items up to 10 pounds and sometimes more than 10 pounds and rarely over 50 pounds. The employee must frequently climb a ladder. Specific vision abilities are required to do this job including close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must frequently drive an automobile. Supervisory Responsibilities
                • There are no direct supervisory responsibilities Kidder Mathews is an equal opportunity employer does not discriminate based on race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Kidder Mathews will accommodatecandidates with disabilities to complete this application. Please contactrecruiting@kiddermathews.comif you need an accommodation. AZ, NV, OR & WA residents: We Participate in E-Verify.CA residents: We collect various personal data from employees and applicants for purposes related to employment.Please review the Notice of Data Privacy for Employees and Applicants for detailed information concerning what information we collect, the purposes for which information is collected and with whom such information may be shared. You can find this notice on our careers page at

Keywords: Kidder Mathews, Seattle , Building Engineer II, Engineering , Seattle, Washington

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